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Oct 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
uniform. in other news hurricane sandy is heading towards the u.s., where it's threatening to merge with another storm early next week. sandy is now known to have killed more than 30 people as it passed through the caribbean. it caused widespread damage in the bahamas, cuba, haight tee and jamaica. sandy's trajectory shows it moving toward the eastern coast of the united states. the threat from hurricane sandy has put both u.s. presidential candidates on high alert. mitt romney's already cancelled a rally scheduled for sunday evening in virginia beach. with only 11 days until polling day, both barack obama and mitt romney have been importanting over the latest economic data. figures show the u.s. economy grew 2% in the last three months. the white house says the economy is moving in the right direction. the republicans say the figures are discouraging news. our north american editor, mark, has been with mr. romney on the campaign trail. >> if it's friday it must be iowa and ohio. for hit romney this is a relentless race from state to state, stage to stage, squeezing out every last v
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Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm EDT
-- ready for round the two? the u.s. presidential candidates heading to their second presidential debate and the stakes are high. welcome around the globe. the man accused of carrying out the biggest hack ever -- but today the british government ruled it will not extradite him to america. a battle waged on behalf of mr. mckinnon who's been diagnosed with as burgers a syndrome. >> he could not speak. >> her and her mother revealed how her son reacted. >> hiking and trying. it is so emotional. >> the joy and relief of a parent who has been fighting the u.s. government for one decade. >> [inaudible] >> he does not deny the u.s. charges. from 10 years ago, he carried out what one u.s. prosecutor described as the biggest military computer hack of all time. his supporters say he is a young man with a mild autism, simply looking for information on ufo's. when supporters across the political spectrum and public life. david cameron raised his case with president obama to reassess his medical condition. this is he was in serious risk of committing suicide if forced to attend a trial in united stat
WETA
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
violence and syria has spilled over into lebanon. the u.s. presidential candidates blanket their base. an actress makes a big impression on the silver screen. she takes it all in stride. attention but not too much. i don't want to get too excited. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there are fears that the conflict in service is spilling over. an official has been killed by a huge car bomb in beirut. the leading opponent is bashar al-assad. syria's leader is being accused of being behind the bombing. >> they rushed to eastern beirut. this was as the weekend was about to begin. the bomb went off in a crowded mainly christian district of the city. local tv stations were broadcasting images of burned out cars and images of wounded people. 8 people were killed and as many as 100 were injured. the main target was a brigadier general, the chief security official in lebanon. he had recently implicated syria and its lebanese allies, hezbollah, for the killing of the prime minister. he was a fierce critic of syria. this will create shockwaves in the entire
WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
muscles and claims its missiles can now reach the u.s. mainland. >> next time it's for real. the -- they vow to go faster and further than before. it's midday in london. angela merkel has just arrived for her first visit in five years in greece. the greece she will see this time around will see people mired in -- some of the anger is toward angela merkel. so why is she there? here's our correspondent. >> she arrived for her first visit to greece in over five years. touching down in the euro zone's most indebted nation. she stayed away before critical of the slow performance but now a show of support. large parts of athens were cordened off. a sign of the rage against a leader many see as driving the painful spending cuts. protests before her arrival had banners and slogans against angela merkel. germany has insisted on those cutbacks before austerity relief was given. >> we want to form a strong partnership with especially germany. >> it was the greek prinal minister's visit that laid down citizenshiplations. for the prime minister, seeking to rebuild greece's credibility, it's of huge i
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. story, iore on malala's spoke a brief time ago to the former u.s. ambassador to pakistan. thank you for joining us. he was saying in his report this could prove a turning point with pakistan. what do you think? >> i think there are millions of people across pakistan that certainly hope so. i was very encouraged to die. of course, it is the day of prayer for malala. the chief of the mosque in lahore calls for "and ambassador of hope." that is an enormously significant. religious scholars have issued a fatwah, determining that the attack was unislamic. these are important messages that we hope will unify pakistan and they seem to be. >> how much support do you think there is at the grass-roots level for the taliban policy of not letting girls of education? >> is basically a conservative society. you would find most people are conservative about girls' education. they supported for the first -- for the first few years. they do support -- is long does it support girls' education. -- islam does support girls' education. the fact that malala is one of them, it has personalized the issue.
PBS
Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the u.s. congressman who represents atlantic city. i asked him what he needs the most. >> we need to get set up because of the devastation that it has caused so many people and this loss, as your reporter described. parts of north jersey, this is the lowest 1/3 of the state. there are parts of north jersey that have lots of structural damage. this has come into homes and businesses that will just be devastating. if you could imagine attempting to clean up without power, how much more difficult that is. getting power restored is of a primary concern, especially along the coast. >> i know it has only been a couple of days, but do you have any sense of how long this will take? the president has said that they will be with the residents of new jersey for however long it will take. >> it will be quite a while. i had an aerial tour with the coast guard this morning and we stressed from the delaware bay which is essentially the delaware bridge. those are rather small communities. they were totally devastated. houses that were crushed like matchbooks. roads that are totally impassible. pe
WHUT
Oct 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama comes out fighting in the second debate of the u.s. presidential campaign. he was playing catchup afternoon mitt romney's performance in the first. >> i had a question, how much did you -- >> do you want me to -- >> you will get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> mr. president. i'm still speaking. >> i'm sorry. >> hello and welcome to gmt. i'm george al guya. the new round sparked in america. two servicemen accused of remain. >> and cambodians pay their respect to a man who died on monday. >> it's midday here in london. 6:00 p.m. in -- and early morning in new york where the spin doctors have been hard at work after the second debate in the second debate of the presidential campaign. barack obama came out fighting, because he had to. the debate comes at a crucial time. he has seen support drop in a swing state. >> if barack obama was listless in the first debate as many commentatorsal suggested that behind the traditional handshake with his challenger this time, was a president clearly more determined. that that was no mariano rivera evident than when mitt rom
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
investigate the assault on the u.s. embassy last month in which four americans were killed. it comes at the same time state department e-mails were being revealed showing a request for the u.s. security team in benghazi, which was denied. >> according to these e-mails, they wanted to keep hold of a plane, which they had in libya. they said that it was important for security support for them. it was denied by the state department, and today, the state department said the reason it was denied was because these plans are only in use in countries where there is no commercial airline available. it was based in iraq and taken to libya, and as soon as commercial lenders came to libya, it was taken out. it probably would not have made a difference to what happened at the embassy, but it does raise questions about the procedures that were in place to help people escape any sort of situation of danger that they were put in. it is important to note that his plane was chartered from tripoli to benghazi to rescue those who were alive and take up the bodies as well. it does raise questions. >> how do
WHUT
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
career. a thousand page report from the u.s. anti-doping agency on how the seven times tour de france winner got away with it. >> it paints an undeniable web of, unfortunately, the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program we've ever seen a team run. >> hello, with the world of news and opinion. also in the program, the airport drama that escalates tensions between turkey and syria. and from moscow and damascus flight that had illegal cargo. the young pakistani girl shot by the taliban because she campaigned for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de fra
WHUT
Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
stabilizing figure. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton promised american help into the car bomb investigation. such support may by the government times for now, but it's not likely to survive with violence in the streets. >> let's take a look at some other stories making headlines. the cuban revolutionary leader fidel castro has appeared to refute rumors that he's on his deathbed. photographs of the former leader appear in state media holding a copy of friday's newspaper. he said he was releasing a photograph to show how dishonest the rumors were. he says that he feels fit. the british high commissioner in india, the british government suspended ties with a person allegedly complicitous in riots which killed thousands of people. in south africa, the inquiry into the shooting a 34-by police has resumed. the violence took place at a strike at the plant in the mind in august at the marikana mine. it was adjourned to allow family members and victims to attend the funeral. the lance armstrong doping scandal, the governing body of the cycling world is announcing whether they will appe
WETA
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mombasa. the injured several officers. not one of them later died. the u.s. ambassador to japan promised to cooperate fully in a probe into a launch of u.s. servicemen, detained on tuesday. tensions are high between the u.s. military and the locals campaigning for american bases to be removed from the island. lance armstrong was once regarded as a miracle man. not only did he win a record- breaking seven titles, he overcame cancer. the week after damning allegations were published against them, he was stripped of his car sponsorship deal with nike. he has announced that he is stepping down as chairman of his cancer charity. >> accused of being edgy, a starstruck career in danger of disintegrating. the scandal engulfing the champion gets bigger. his long-standing sponsored doesn't want to be associated with lance armstrong anymore. more than 1000 pages by the u.s. anti-doping agency, too strong to be ignored. despite constant in the aisles of wrongdoing. the announcement was made within minutes of another stunning revelation. he stepped down as chairman of the cancer charity he f
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
they feel they have to. >> thank you very much. could it be a moment which perhaps turns the u.s. presidential election campaign > -- ? the first televised debate has been widely judged a triumph for mitt romney, who had been lagging in opinion polls. he has often been called stiff and awkward in public, judy big -- yet he appeared more relaxed than the president. from washington now, this report. >> we welcome president obama and governor romney. >> up close and personal for the first time in the campaign, the president and head in the polls and his challenger under pressure to change the dynamics. it was mitt romney who went on the attack from the start. >> my party is putting people back to work in america. they are suffering in this country. we talk about evidence. look at the evidence of the last four years. it is extraordinary. we have 23 million people out of work under the president's policies and middle-income americans have been crushed. >> the president counterpunched on tax and spending, insisting romney would serve only the wealthiest americans. >> budgets reflect ch
PBS
Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in advance, the victims on known. -- and now david graves in advance, the victims unknown. >> the u.s. ambassador in damascus joins us. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> the last cease-fire never really existed. is there any reason to think this will be different? >> the trend in hund -- the trend in syria has been very negative. neither side believes the other will honor a cease-fire. i am pretty sure that both sides think the other will gain advantage from it. even if they agree to it from -- agree to it nominally, i have little confidence it will take hold, even four days. >> live with the syrian government agree to it? >> they might agree to it because their russian and chinese patrons have joined the un in calling for the cease- fire. they do not want to be blamed as the ones who refuse or obstructed it. and it is always possible to manufacture an incident. and there is a splinter-like group that has already said it is a filthy idea and they will not go along with it. >> what could it look like politically in syria? >> you have to be willing to sit down with your enemies. of the oppo
WHUT
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
off north carolina because of the hurricane, according to the u.s. coast guard of. teen-person crew took light jacket and went into the lifeboats -- a ten-person crew. now more from our correspondents. >> hurricane sandy churning waters off the new jersey shore. waves as high as 11 feet predicted at the height of the storm. people are getting out. already battling the bins that are expected to get its ferocious -- get ferocious. transatlantic flights have been cancelled. in atlantic city, people are boarding buses for shelters where they could stay until midweek. the casinos have been boarded up. hurricane sandy is roaring up the eastern coast of united states. it's expected to turn sharply in london sometime today, crashing into a cold front from the west and the north, which will turn it into a monster storm. >> my main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously. the federal government is working with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in all the affected states take this seriously. listen to your state and local elect
WETA
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
since the attack on the libyan consulate in benghazi, which left the u.s. ambassador and three others dead. today, american rule makers were demanding answers about whether the levels of security were enough. testifying before a congressional committee, state department official said the correct number of agents were in place. during this election season, this issue has become controversial. our north america editor reports. in the american ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three of his colleagues -- >> the american ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three of his colleagues died in the attack. they had repeatedly asked for tighter security. initially, the american government the attack to protest against an anti-muslim film. now they say it was a terrorist attack. >> the committee will come to order. >> republicans are outraged at the change. >> in fact, it was 9/11, the 11th anniversary of the greatest terrorist attack in u.s. history, in new york, pennsylvania, and at the pentagon. it was that the anniversary which caused an organization allied with al qaeda to att
WETA
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. u.s. officials say that this reflects the success of the economic sanctions targeted on the the nuclear program. >> a frightening crisis for the people of iran, a collapsing currency. with money losing value all the time, food prices have soared. some shops have stopped trading. many worry about jobs, savings, and why the government cannot stop it. >> the prices of food, cheese, butter, milk and even fruit have witnessed an increase of 10% in the last two weeks. people are complaining about that. they are publicly complaining about this situation and they blame the situation on a ahmadinejad. >> today, he put the blame on western sanctions. >> it is very clear, iran is being pressurized. there are sanctions from the enemy telling other nations not to buy iranian oil. this is a secret war. the enemy thinks that with these sanctions, they can defeat iran. they cannot. it is a psychological war. "you can see how much trouble the currency is in. in a week, it has lost 1/3 of their value. what is the cause? as we heard, president ahmadinejad's critics say that he is to blame for bad
PBS
Oct 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
america and also around the globe. with just two weeks to go until election day, both u.s. presidential candidates are canvassing the country's swing states, hoping to seal the deal. after monday's 90-minute debate on foreign policy, now it is the final stretch. from florida, the bbc's north america editors starts our coverage. >> behind the smiles and tears is a new nervousness -- behind the smiles and cheers. make no mistake, this is a president under pressure. about time, some might say. derided for having no vision of the future, he suddenly produced a color brochure pact with old ideas. he mocked mitt romney for a new found moderation. he has coined a new word for anything about awkwardly conservative plans. >> if you say that you love american cars during a debate, but you wrote an article titled "let detroit go bankrupt," you might have romneysia. >> mitt romney did seem to forget his foreign policy, clinging close to the president's positions, stressing piece was his priority even when talking about one of president obama's greatest achievements. >> i congratulate him on taking
WHUT
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
on health grounds. it is being seen as a last ditch attempt to avoid being sent to the u.s., where he faces accusations of kidnapping. the bbc for the spares -- for affairs correspondent is that the high court for us. we seem to have had quite a few less the thames, as we keep calling them. what is the basis of this latest appeal? >> it is on health grounds. a couple of weeks ago the european human rights court had their final say. that four other serious terrorism suspects could be sent to the u.s. to face trial. certainly, a british government officials thought there would be no reasonable grounds to act. the last reasonable grounds that they have are his health. they want this stop so that they can have a stand on, they say that his health is rapidly deteriorated in and has been since 2004. they say that the mri scan it may establish that he is not fit to stand trial in a prosecution. if that were the case, it would be oppressive to extradite him to the united states. it is a very strange argument, but if you cast your mind back, the government ruled that pena shea was not fit t
PBS
Oct 22, 2012 5:30pm EDT
question him, journalists or newspapers, the u.s. anti-dumping agency. he did not just say he was innocent. he took a very venomous white superior -- swipes. >> were his runners-up claim? was anybody in this sport really claim? caution that is such a sad question. i've been there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that the time in which he dominated, the entire sport was just as dirty as could be. it was simply leveling the playing field in their mind. and then they compete from there. sadly, 21 of 22 finishers had confessed to doping or link to. there is no deserving bronze medalist horse over a matter less in the wings, and no one is deserving of the honor. people will tell you that the sport has literally come clean and today's athletes should not pay the price for the transgressions of those before. >> he is not going to write again. is it the end for doping in cycling? >> i certainly hope so. history shows us that whatever task is engineered to find out building, there is another drug to outfox the or basket. it has very much of that a cat and mouse game between those that would vo
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
romney relaunched -- why the republicans are claiming victory at last night's u.s. presidential debate. >> coat ♪ >> love them, we do. 50 years ago today, the beatles released their first ever single. we look at how it holds up. decker packwood cause >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america to the problem. the turkish prime minister said today he had no intention of starting a war with syria. but the message is mixed and the tensions are high. the turkish parliament authorize military action against neighbor after syrian shells landed in the turkish town killing five civilians. >> lot this was not turkey's war, but the deaths of one family next to the syrian border have changed kuwait this country sees its neighbors conflicts. the government has called the strike from syria a final straw. left of the isn't family hoped. -- this is what is left of the family home. the families mother and children were sitting in the garden when the shell hit. >> we were eating and we heard the sound obama. the shrapnel fell, hit the wall and in the ground. we could have been killed. -- we heard the
WHUT
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
at almost looks like a spoon into the u.s. the mid-atlantic, parts of washington, d.c. and even new york city, that is where part of deterrence and makes an impact with another system hitting the seen, and you'll likely this be a historic storm. >> keep your feet dry but to continue with that thought, because i have heard doom-laden scenarios for new jersey, new york city, with the seriousness of flooding and all sorts of weather friends coming together at the same time. how worried are they up there? >> in my time forecasting, we have only seen this once. in 1991, we had a superstar with two systems mixing together the. energy intensifies as it gets close to the coastal areas, and you push water on top of having six inches falling from the sky, and i don't know that a lot of the cities and low-lying areas will be able to handle it. that is where the doomsday current comes from. we don't see this happen very often. it is a going to go east to west and shove into the u.s., going as far west as even ohio. you will have some snow on the backside of this thing. 80-mile-per-hour wind gus
PBS
Oct 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the u.s. military says two of its shoulders have been shot dead by a man wearing an afghan police uniform. it is the latest in a series of insider attacks against international troops. yesterday there was a an attack on two british soldiers cannot helmand program -- british soldiers in helmand province. now there are some who say a rival state may not be achievable. >> the unit of marines was on patrol in one of the toughest areas of homeland. two marines were hit by gunfire and fatally wounded. a one afghan policeman was also killed. the m.o. de said in a statement that the provision patrolman were not in working with any afghan partners of the time. we do not yet know what initiated the exchange of gunfire. the investigation is ongoing. >> the female british soldier has been -- has been named lance corporal channing day. she was just 25. she was proud to be an army medic and always wanted an army career. the corporal who died alongside her was david o'connor, age 27. he was called one of the best, brave, committed, and a true friend. the u.k. may have to recognize that creating
WHUT
Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
just half that of the u.s. that will be one of the biggest challenges facing china's next generation of leaders. boosting domestic consumption will not be easy. it will involve carrying out painful economic reforms. it is a prospect that china must go through in order to ensure more sustainable economic growth. -- it is a process that china must go through. she likes the comforts of life. she spends what she earns and it's fine with that. china will need millions more like her if its economy is to change. bbc news, beijing. >> hundreds of women every year travel to britain for an abortion from ireland. strict controls in northern ireland 150 years. now there's the opening of the first private family planning clinic. a protest of anti-abortion people have been protesting in belfast. how divisive is this new clinic proving to be? >> northern ireland is not used to this. protestants and catholics are adamantly opposed to abortion in any form. 120 people have turned out so far in belfast. we expect more to turn up from the presbyterian church as well. ireland is different from the rest o
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
coast of italy. today, the u.s. first lady car after absentee ballots and then to read about it to her husband. it comes ahead of the second presidential debate. among millions of american voters will be coming in before broadcasting his valid. after being unable to vote for three decades. as a convicted felon, he was automatically removed. he talks about his experience and how he is trying to help others. >> we want folks to be ready to go to the polls. if you should not be complaining about what the president is doing. >> i am more than excited to vote in this collection. if they had dogcatchers on the ballot, i would exercise my right to vote. i do work in virginia state prisons. this is my most valuable possession. in virginia, if you have been convicted of a felony, you lose the right to vote. 40 years ago commack as a young man, i was convicted of first- degree murder. it is not something that you do and forget about, it is with you each and every day. you have to live with it. and you have to do everything you can be -- to rebuild. i became the bible instructor, i have been rele
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Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
part in spreading the culture and values of the u.s. around the world. it is a use of soft power that china has failed to replicate. in just over a week, the china, and his party will begin the process of appointing a new generation of leaders. -- the chinese communist party will begin the process of appointing a new generation of leaders. >> for get draft the village halls of showing propaganda films. china is the fastest cinema market and hollywood is going to great lengths to get a patient of the action. -- a piece of the action. earlier this year when men in black 3 at the cinema -- hit of the cinema's here, this scene that shows a chinese restaurant workers cast as bad guys was cut. and when makers of the soon-to- be released read on realized a chinese invasion of america online not look good in china, they reportedly remastered the footage to give north korea the villain's role. hollywood willingness to play along means it is gaining ground, even in a market where local productions are protected by a strict quota system that limits film releases to just 34 per year. despite
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Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and sluggish growth in the u.s. has had a huge impact on china. the country has seen a drop in demand for its exports. new figures show annual growth there has slipped to 7.4%. that is still an enviable rate compared to most of the world. our correspondent looks at china's toxic legacy. >> they call its -- on every street in every alley, they are making -- if you wear a pair, it was probably made a year. created jobs for millions. like all of china, this town was facing problems, slowing demand overseas, rising costs at home. smaller factories line the river banks, doing things cheaply has come to -- come at a cost. the water is tainted, a disgusting cocktail locals say is too politic to use. >> all along the river, abandoned factories. the polluted water from those places release mouse. >> china's next generation are about to take power here. they face two problems. how to keep the economy growing and also tackle rising discontent and the damage that has been done to the environment. a few weeks ago, a right police battled crowds. -- riot police battled crowds. there were furi
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
been shot dead on his way to the u.s. embassy. eight gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire near his house. he had been involved in the investigation of the embassy attack last month. in pakistan, there has been more rally in support of a teenage girl activist that was shot and wounded on tuesday. today, she was airlifted to a specialist hospital. doctors say her condition has improved, but she is not yet out of danger. they were incensed by her outspoken campaign that girls should be educated. striking a chord in afghanistan where women have seen their prospects change dramatically in recent years. more than 3 million girls now get some education, that is a big rise from when they weren't allowed to go to school at all. many fear that trend could reverse itself after withdrawal of foreign troops. >> an old seen in a changing afghanistan. it is the time of the potato harvest. the children are working in the field that they have done -- as they have done for centuries. families depend on their labour. while the 10-year-old helps out with the farming, she also goes to school. making th
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
world of news and opinion. also in the program, the u.s. congress bars to build chinese telecom companies from takeovers or mergers. it's as there are security threats. a warning on afghanistan's future. in the report forecasts collapse and even civil war after foreign forces have left. it's midday in london, 7:00 in the evening in beijing, 7:30 in the morning in caracas. hugo chavez has extended his 14- year grip on power in venezuela. the vote was his narrowest victory, but it gives him another six-year term to continue venezuela's socialist revolution. his victory may irritate his detractors in washington and elsewhere. the votes pit the president against the young candidate henrique capriles, who vowed to open the country to private investment. now this report from caracas. >> this had been billed as a tight race. but the results came quickly in the end after the final polling stations had closed and gave hugo chavez a 10-point lead. >> to those who promote hate and social poison and those always drawn to deny all the good things that happen in venezuela, i invite them to di
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
supporting terrorism. door to door, street by street, we join grass root supporters in ohio as the u.s. presidential election campaign enters a critical week. and the miracle at medinah. europe's golfers stage one of the sport's greatest comebacks in the ryder cup. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. over the past week, peopling at the u.n. publicly weighed in the debate about what to do about the syrian conflict. today it was syria's turn to respond. president assad was unsurprisingly absent from the podium. instead, the talking was left to the country's foreign minister. walid muallem accused those spork terrorism in his country and prostriding arms to his army. he said calling president assad to step down would be serious to the affairs. he met with the secretary general to show compassion to their own people. but just how far is all the rhetoric got us? i'm joined here in the studio by steve from the u.s. institute of peace. steve, thank you very much indeed for coming in. listening to muallem's speech, what sort of insight does it give us into the way
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
other stories making headlines around the world. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has said that she accepts responsibility for security failures at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the building was attacked and a full you are american citizens, one of them the u.s. ambassador, was killed. she said she was focused on cracking -- tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. the captain of a cruise ship which sank off the coast of tuscany has arrived for the second day of the hearing. these accused of multiple manslaughter charges after 32 people died on the costa concordia when it ran aground. in cambodia, people have been mourning the death of the former king who died in beijing on monday. officials expect thousands to line the streets when his coffin is taken from the airport to the royal palace. we have seen droughts in the u.s., rainfall being poor in rarussia and a dry monsoon in other areas. this affects what we eat. it's a world food day today and we are looking at how different countries are coping with rising food prices. first, argentina. we have been
WHUT
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
breathtaking. the challenge facing the east coast of u.s. to restore order is overwhelming. the mayor of new york said that sandy could prove to be the worst storm ever seen on that side of the u.s.. at least 40 people have been killed. president obama's battle with sandy is still very much alive. in just the last hour or so, there has been some indication of a return of normality. there will be extra flights as well to assist stranded passengers. >> a second night in the dark for the city that never sleeps, the manhattan skyline just a shadow of itself. water is still everywhere in the subways and tunnels. above ground, the trains are not running either. >> this is a devastating storm. perhaps the worst we have ever experienced. our first responders have been heroic in saving lives. they are still conducting life- saving search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> all day, people surveyed the damage, the worst of it in the boroughs like staten island. >> when they tell you to stay inside, stay inside. >> sandy is pushing in land, blizzards are p
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm EDT
we will find out more in net foreign policy debate. the about this campaign, u.s. policies towards china has been a point against -- between the candidates. congressional committees called for to chinese telecommunications companies to be banned from the american market. they pose a security threats because they cannot be trusted to be free of chinese state interest. the companies denied the charges. >> congressional officials have been investigating the two huge chinese telecommunications companies for a year. now the house intelligence committee has alleged that they may be spying and not to be trusted. >> they see to expand in the united states, but as a result of our investigation, we did not have the competence these two companies can be trusted with infrastructure of such critical importance. >> the committee sounded convince the chinese state uses as cannot on the grand scale against america. >> we started looking at the new threats that has been prolific in the last few years from the chinese government when it comes to cyber as spinoffs, human as panache -- cyber and spino
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
here in the u.s.. the president said there was security concerns. they are close to a naval facility, and an area of restricted airspace. it is rare for foreign investment to be blocked in the u.s. this is the first time in 22 years. is this more about american politics than in national security policy? >> of the white house said that it took this decision because the company at the heart of the dispute could have taken actions which would have impaired u.s. national security. these when farms lie close to a military base in oregon. that is used as a training site for unmanned drones, which of course is highly secretive and sensitive equipment. the chinese company says that it will fight the decision by mr. obama to block the sale. they said that he acted unlawfully. here in china, the decision is being seen as a political one and not based on national security. the state-run news agency put out an editorial saying that this was an example of china- bashing. you might remember that mitt romney has criticized barack obama for not taking a tough enough line on china. the contention of
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